Suburban Hospital plans October groundbreaking for expansion -- Gazette.Net


Suburban Hospital in Bethesda plans to break ground in late October on a $230 million expansion project, a spokeswoman said.

Suburban Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, plans to build a parking garage, a parking lot and a four-story hospital addition, The Gazette previously reported.

Ronna Borenstein-Levy, a spokeswoman for Suburban, said in an email that the parking garage is expected to open in 2017, and the building addition is estimated to open in the summer of 2019.

Articles in The Gazette’s archives about the planned expansion go back to at least 2008. In 2011, the Huntington Terrace Citizens’ Association tried to stop the expansion in court.

In September 2013, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals upheld a Maryland Circuit Court ruling and denied the association’s attemt to block the expansion, The Gazette reported at the time.

When it is finished, the expansion is expected to replace 10 houses owned by the hospital with a four-story, 235,597-square-foot addition; a parking garage; and 1,280 parking lot spaces. A new employees-only entrance is also planned for Southwick Street, The Gazette reported.

Suburban Hospital is on Old Georgetown Road north of downtown Bethesda, across from the National Insitutes of Health campus.